The Scottish heat of the SDC International Design Competition took place earlier this year, and we were pleased to welcome Marion Whitelaw as one of the judges. we asked her to tell us about the experience.
“It was a pleasure once again to act as lead judge with the panel which included Anne Bell, Green Grove Weavers and Eliza Kesuma, Moody Monday for the Scottish heat of the SDC International Design Competition, kindly hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
SDC’s International Design Competition was set up in 2002. Over the last 16 years we have engaged with thousands of students around the world and are still in touch with many of them today. Each year the winner of the competition is awarded the prestigious Veronica Bell trophy. Veronica was a past President of the SDC and she was heavily involved in designing for the international fashion industry. She kindly bequeathed a sum of money to the SDC. The image shows the winner of the 2017 competition – Rosie Moorman – holding the Veronica Bell trophy, with the runners up (Mikayla Hammond and Li Shan).
We asked Marion Whitelaw, a regular judge at the Scottish heat of the competition, to tell us about her experience of working with Veronica.
By Clifford Cathcart, Belfast Metropolitan College
Paul Santokhi, Chair of SDC’s Irish Region organised a visit for the final year BSc Fashion Management Students at Belfast Metropolitan College to local companies R.A. Irwins and Bedeck.